Burley Family

This information concerns three generations of the Burley family.
1700-1800

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show the line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks.
 • Twins within a family are marked with a lozenge symbol (◊).
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.
 • Spelling variations and transcriptions encountered in records and indexes: Beyrley, Burley, Burly, Berley, Baley, Presley

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

   John Gaspar Philip born: (August 24, 1725) in Germany
married: (a) Catherine _?_( ) in SC
                 (b) Mary Oester (about 1780) in Newberry County, SC
children: (a) Gaspar Philip Jr [Mary Moore], John Siebert [Margaret Hipp], Harman [Edith _?_], Martin [Margaret _?_]
                 (b) Elizabeth [Watts], Margretta, John [Barbara Werts],
John Frederick [Harriet Jane Yarbrough], Mary Magdelena
died: (July 11, 1794) in Newberry County, SC
buried: unknown
census: on the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) in Newberry County, SC;
note: John Caspar Beyrle [sic] arrived alone in Charleston, SC, on October 27, 1752, aboard the ship Caledonia, commanded by Captain Alex Harvey, from Rotterdam. A will (probated March 12, 1804) in the Newberry District of South Carolina lists his heirs.

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   John Gaspar Philip Jr
(Jasper)
(children of John Gaspar Philip Burley and Catherine _?_)
born: (about 1756) in Newberry County, SC
married: Mary Moore (about 1789) in SC
children: David [Mary Minah Johnston], Michael [Mary Sarah Smith], Jacob [Sarah Brown], Lucinda [Samuel S. Watkins], Isaac B. [Mary Moore Hobbs] [Sarah Malinda French], James E. [Hallelujah Yarnell] [Elizabeth Skaggs Hankins], Margaret [William Watkins], Mary Ann [John N. French], Martin [Mary Martha Rupe]
died: (after 1830) in Blount County, TN
buried: Byerly Cemetery, Blount County, TN
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) with his father in Newberry County, SC; on the 1830 census, he was (age 80-90) with his wife in Blount County, TN;
note:
   John Siebert born: (about 1764) in Newberry County, SC
married: Margaret Hipp ( ) in Newberry County, SC
children: Elizabeth [Able Dunkin Jr], Catherine [David Dunkin]
died: (after October 1838) in Perry County, AL
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) with his father in Newberry County, SC; on the 1800 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife in Newberry County, SC;
note: His wife was the daughter of Susannah and John Hipp. She died (October 1838) in Perry County, AL.
   Martin born: (about 1770) in Newberry County, SC
married: Margaret _?_ ( ) in SC
children: Adam [Nancy Ann _?_], George [Rebecca Andrews], Thomas Claiborne [Matilda Haygood] [Sarah Jane Jordan Cousins], William [Edith Stephenson] [Martha Green], Sarah [Jones], Mary Ann [James Delaney]
died: (1850) in Jasper County, TX
buried: Byerly Campground Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, TX
census: On the 1790 census, he was (over age 16) with his father in Newberry County, SC;
note: Martin Byerly migrated to Texas from South Carolina in 1833 with three sons: Adam, Thomas, and William. Adam received a Mexican Land Grant of one-quarter League of land in 1835.
   Harman born: ( about 1776) in Newberry County, SC
married: Edith _?_ ( ) in
children: Mary Ann [John Fisher], Elizabeth [Harrison Payne], Rachel [Wesley Bennett], Rebecca [Jacob Grindstaff], Martin [Emily Bennett], John [Martha Renfro], Pleasant [Eleanor Harrison], Jesse Taylor [Mary Ann Disney] [Mary A. _?_], William [Lydia Harrison]
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (under age 16) with his father in Newberry County, SC;
note:
   Elizabeth
(children of John Gaspar Philip Burley and Mary Oester)
born: (about 1782) in Newberry County, SC
married: _?_ Watts ( ) in
children:
died: (May 4, 1841) in Newberry County, SC
buried: Berley Family Graveyard, Newberry County, SC
census: On the 1790 census, she was with her father in Newberry County, SC;
note: Marker states "Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Watts who departed this life May the 4th, 1841, in the 59th year of her age." Done at the expense of John Berly from the affection that he bore toward his sister.
   Margretta born: (about 1784) in Newberry County, SC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:
   John Frederick born: (about 1785) in Newberry County, SC
married:
Harriet Jane Yarbrough (about 1827) in Abbeville County, SC
children: Benjamin Franklin [Catherine _?_], Eliza Drucilla [James Monroe Burns], John Yarbrough [Sarah Jane Watson], William [Elizabeth_?_], Richard, Mary Frances [William Tim Jones],
Ann Susan [James Monroe Burns] [James Alvin Daugherty], James Burns
died: (1875) in AR?
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, he was (under age 16) with his father in Newberry County, SC; on the 1810 census, he was in Abbeville County, SC; on the 1820 census, he was (age 26-45) with his wife in Abbeville County, SC; on the 1830 census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Abbeville County, SC; on the 1840 census, he was (age 40-50) with his wife in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, he was (age 65) with his wife in Claiborne Parish, LA
note: His wife was the daughter of Sarah Fort Strother and John F. Yarbrough.

   John born: (about 1788) in Newberry County, SC
married: Barbara Werts ( ) in SC
children: William [Elizabeth Caroline Maffett], Adam [Elizabeth Riser], Elizabeth [William S. Riser], Sarah [Andrew Michael Bowers], Elizabeth Jane [Matthias Barre], Joel A. [Laura Lavinia Suber], Mary Ann Magdalene
died: (June 15, 1855) in Pomaria, Newberry County, SC
buried: Berley Family Graveyard, near Pomaria, Newberry County, SC
census: On the 1790 census, he was (under age 16) with his father in Newberry County, SC; on the 1850 census, he was (age 63) with his wife in Newberry County, SC;
note: His wife was the daughter of Ann Catherine Hair and John Werts. She was born in 1784, died in 1854, and is buried in the Berley Family Graveyard.
   Mary Magdelena born: (about 1791) in SC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1790 census, she may have been with her father in Newberry County, SC;
note:

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   Benjamin Franklin
(children of John Frederick Burley and Harriet Jane Yarbrough)
born: (about 1828) in Abbeville County, SC
married: Catherine _?_ ( ) in LA
children: Frances M., Charles C., Sarah Elizabeth, Alice C.
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1830 census, he was (less than age 5) with his parents in Abbeville County, SC; on the 1840 census, he was (age 10-15) with his parents in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, he was (age 22) with his parents in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 30) with his wife in Natchitoches Parish, LA; on the 1870 census, he was (age 41) with his wife in Natchitoches Parish, LA;
note:
   Eliza Drucilla born: (March 5, 1830) in Abbeville County, SC
married: James Monroe Burns (November 11, 1848) in Lafayette County, AR
children: James Monroe, Andrew J., Henry F., William Burke
died: (March 6, 1856) in Shongaloo, Claiborne Parish, LA
buried: Old Shongaloo Cemetery, Shongaloo, Claiborne Parish, LA
census: On the 1840 census, she was (age 5-10) with her parents in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, she was (age 20) with her husband in Lafayette County, AR; on the 1860 census, her husband was (age 38) with his second wife, her sister, in Claiborne Parish, LA
note: Her name is possibly Sarah Eliza Drucilla. According to the 1850 census, she is listed as Sarah E. Burns.
   John Yarbrough
born: (August 9, 1832) in Abbeville County, SC
married: Sarah Jane Watson (about 1852) in Claiborne Parish, LA?
children: John F., Amanda [McWilliams], Susan N., Harriet Jane [Baker], Sydney B., Arthur Fred [Madorah Scott] [Mary M. Brown], James T.
died: (April 1, 1909) in Coulumbia County, AR
buried: Atlanta Methodist Church Cemetery, Atlanta, Columbia County, AR
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 5-10) with his parents in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, he was (age 19) with his parents in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 26) with his wife in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1870 and 1880 census, in Columbia County, AR; on the 1900 census, with his son in Columbia County, AR
note: He was a member of the Burnsville Masonic Lodge No. 162. The initial Y might be for "Yarbrough" since that is his mother's maiden name. His daughter Susan (age 22) is recorded on the 1880 mortality schedule for Columbia County, AR, as having died in February.
   William born: (about 1833) in SC
married: Elizabeth _?_ ( ) in
children: George Scott, Penelope, Charles J., Westly, Joseph, William Harrison
died: (about 1868) in Natchitoches Parish, LA
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age 5-10) with his parents in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, he was (age 17) with his parents in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 26) with his wife in Natchitoches Parish, LA; on the 1870 census, his widow Elizabeth was (age 32) in Natchitoches Parish, LA; on the 1880 and 1900 census, his son George Scott Burley was in Natchitoches Parish, LA
note:
   Richard born: (about 1838) in SC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was (age <5) with his parents in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, he was (age 12) with his parents in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1860 census, he was (age 19) with Duncan MacRae in Columbia County, AR;
note:
   Mary Frances born: (about 1840) in AL
married: William Tim Jones (April 23, 1854) in Columbia County, AR
children: William Frank, Martin
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, she was (less than age 5) with her parents in Pickens County, AL; on the 1850 census, she was (age 10) with her parents in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1860 census, she was (age 21) with her husband in Columbia County, AR; on the 1870 census she was (age 29) in the household of H. C. Armor in Claiborne Parish, LA
note: James Monroe Burns was a J. P. and officiated at their marriage. William was killed (August 3, 1863) during the Civil War while serving in the CSA. He served in the Columbia Guards, Company G Arkansas's 6th Regiment, and was mortally wounded at Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, TN. He served with his brothers Enoch and Crawford, sons of Malinda Van Winkle and Clisby Riggs Jones.
   Ann Susan
   (Susie)
born: (1845) in MS or Pickens County, AL?
married: (a)
James Monroe Burns (July 10, 1859) in Columbia County, AR
                 (b) James Alvin Daugherty (December 5, 1872) in Columbia County, AR
children: (a) Genio [John Thomas Wilson], Byron [unknown] [Eurana Ward] [Sarah Belle Sales Sims],
Frances Cornelia [James Theodore DeGraffenreid]
                 (b) James and Buel
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, she was (age 4) with her parents in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1860 census, she was (age 15) with her husband in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1870 census, she was (age 24) with her husband in Claiborne Parish, LA; on the 1880 census, she was (age 33) with her second husband in Hunt County, TX
note: My family history notes indicate two Daugherty children: Cornelia (Nell) and William (Bill), but the 1880 census shows the two males listed above.
   James Burns born: (about 1849) in LA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was (age 8 months) with his parents in Claiborne Parish, LA;
note: A J. M. Burly (age 20) was enumerated in the same household as Mary Frances Burley Jones on the 1870 census in Claiborne Parish, LA, and this might be him.

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